NIGMS has long recognized the need for more hypothesis-driven research to test biomedical training, mentoring, and networking interventions to improve efficacy and replicability across career stages and at a range of institution types (learn more from our research on interventions program webpage). The Institute has also encouraged the use of evidence-informed practices to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of research education, training, and career development in its research training programs. An important element of our programs is the dissemination of the research findings to the biomedical and research training communities. We’re pleased to announce a new notice of special interest (NOSI) (NOT-GM-23-028) requesting applications for conferences focusing on evidence-informed interventions to enhance training, workforce development, and diversity in the biomedical research enterprise.Continue reading “Funding Opportunity: Support for Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity Conferences”
Posts by Edgardo Falcón-Morales
Webinar on Safe and Inclusive Research Training Environments
We’re pleased to announce the second webinar in our series on issues in biomedical research training, workforce development, and diversity. The series is a combination of lectures, panel discussions, and workshops focused on a variety of important topics for the broader training community, such as program evaluation, mentoring, safe and inclusive research environments, and curricular development.Continue reading “Webinar on Safe and Inclusive Research Training Environments”
Webinar for Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) Program Applicants
UPDATE: The video and slides [PDF] for this webinar are now available.
Are you preparing a grant application for the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) program? If so, please join our webinar to learn about the program, changes to the funding announcement, and application components. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions:
Wednesday, August 17, 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET
Zoom Meeting link
Meeting ID: 160 376 1132
TWD Webinar on Program Assessment and Evaluation
UPDATE: The webinars are now published and available to view.
We’re pleased to announce the first in a webinar series for the broader community on issues in biomedical research training, workforce development, and diversity. Its combination of lectures, panel discussions, and workshop activities will focus on a variety of important topics for the training community, such as program evaluation, mentoring, promotion of safe and inclusive environments, and curricular development. Our hope is that these webinars will enhance program directors’ and administrators’ ongoing management of training, career, or workforce development programs.Continue reading “TWD Webinar on Program Assessment and Evaluation”
Join the Inaugural NIH MOSAIC Scholars Meeting
UPDATE: The videocasts of day 1 and day 2 of the meeting are now available.
We’re excited to host the first meeting of scholars funded through the Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) program to promote faculty diversity:
Thursday, October 14, and Friday, October 15, 1:00-5:00 p.m. ETContinue reading “Join the Inaugural NIH MOSAIC Scholars Meeting”
Webinar for Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) Program Applicants
UPDATE: The video and slides [PDF] from the PRAT webinar are now available.
We’re hosting a webinar for students and fellows interested in the Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) program for the October 4, 2021, receipt date:
Tuesday, June 22, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
PRAT is a competitive 3-year fellowship program that prepares trainees for leadership positions in biomedical careers. Training includes a mentored laboratory research experience and intensive career and leadership development activities. PRAT fellows conduct research in laboratories in the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP) in basic biomedical research areas within the NIGMS mission. These areas include, but are not limited to, biological chemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, cellular and molecular biology, computational biosciences, developmental biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, and technology development.Continue reading “Webinar for Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) Program Applicants”
New U-RISE and MARC Funding Announcements and Upcoming Webinar
UPDATE: The video and slides [PDF] from this webinar are now available.
We’re pleased to announce the reissuance of funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for the Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) (PAR-21-146) and the Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) (PAR-21-147) T34 programs. The FOAs continue the shared goal to develop a diverse pool of undergraduates who complete their baccalaureate degree, and transition into and complete biomedical, research-focused higher degree programs (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.).
The first application due date for these FOAs is May 26, 2021, and the earliest start date for both programs is April 2022.Continue reading “New U-RISE and MARC Funding Announcements and Upcoming Webinar”
Webinar for Undergraduate Training Programs Applicants (MARC and U-RISE)
UPDATE: Slides from the MARC [PDF] and U-RISE [PDF] presentations have been posted.
Are you preparing an institutional Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) or Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) grant application? If so, please join us for a webinar about these programs and the opportunity to ask questions:
Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 2:00-4:00 p.m. ETContinue reading “Webinar for Undergraduate Training Programs Applicants (MARC and U-RISE)”
Funding Opportunity: Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT) R25
In March, we released an NIH Guide notice informing the community of our intent to continue the Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT) R25. We’re now pleased to announce that the IPERT funding opportunity announcement (FOA) (PAR-19-383) has been reissued with minor changes. The goal of IPERT is to enable the scientific community to develop and implement innovative educational activities that equip diverse cohorts of participants with the skills required for careers in the biomedical research workforce. IPERT activities must integrate the required components of the Research Education Program Plan (REPP), including the following core elements:Continue reading “Funding Opportunity: Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT) R25”